The producers of the series revealed details about the premiere of the live-action series.
In recent years it has become a fashion to make remakes of classic series or animated films in a live-action format. Some months ago, Netflix announced that it was working on an adaptation of the classic Nickelodeon animated series, “Avatar: The Last Airbender.”
In 2010, Paramount released a movie called “The Last Airbender, “ directed by renowned filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan. However, the film had numerous negative reviews, and despite having an open ending and the idea of making the trilogy, the second film never made it to the screen. Now Nickelodeon and Netflix have reached an agreement to have a second chance, but this time it will be a series instead of a feature film.
“Avatar: The Last Airbender” was to arrive in a live-action format on the streaming service from its original creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. However, both decided to leave the project recently, and in an interview with ” What’s on Netflix“ revealed the reasons.
“When Bryan and I signed the contract in 2018, we were hired as executive producers and showrunners. Netflix had told us that they were committed to honoring our side and telling the story we wanted. Unfortunately, things did not go as expected,” confessed Michael.
On the other hand, Bryan added: “Although I was able to work with great people, both from Netflix and our small workgroup, the overall management of the project felt surrounded by a negative environment and without support.”
So what will happen to the series? At the moment the idea of Netflix is to continue with the project, although for obvious reasons, the live-action of “Avatar: The Legend of Aang” will arrive much later than expected.
Rumor has it that Netflix plans to adapt the original series in three seasons, and also make a sequel, as a second part of Aang’s story in another three, so it could be expected that the series will have a total of six seasons. The original animated series is available in full on Netflix.